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May 7, 2013 12:00pm EDT
years ago following the death of franklin roosevelt, harry truman became president. he was thought by most to be a petty politician, not very smart and likely to fail. he had been vice president for less than two months and done little to prepare for his new job. and yet he is remembered now as one of our most effective presidents, so effective that a prestigious national security project bears his name. the reason is that harry truman both understood and reflected what is best about america. he was optimistic about the prospects for human progress but conscious of the perils posed by weakness and fear. he was proud of america's strength but aware of the need for allies and friends. he thought of the united states as exceptional but not because it was exempt from the rules that apply to others. to him, america was the champion of liberty, law and justice for all. we admire president truman because he dared to build greatly, and because what he built was made to last. to honor his legacy, we -- and that includes all of us -- must strive to do the same. so to that end, i pledge my ow
CSPAN
May 6, 2013 8:30am EDT
's -- dr. steven marans. the harris professor of child and family dramatic, harris professor child psychology a professor of psychiatry at the child study center at yale. use the director of the national center for children exposed to violence. the founder of the child development committee policing program which i first became aware of when it was a child witness to violence project. no? >> that's all right. >> founder of the child development committee please and program, a pioneer in collaboration between mental health and law-enforcement professionals providing collaborative response to children and families exposed to violence and trauma that occurs in their homes, neighborhood and schools. next to steven is the other, is kevin cullen, columnist for "the boston globe." he's been a reporter out the globe since 1985 on pretty much every beat you can imagine, cops reporter, legal affairs correspondent, foreign correspondent. he is really here for a couple of reasons. the proximate reason obvious is the events in boston within the last few days, inoffensive brings us full circle,
CSPAN
May 8, 2013 9:00am EDT
, harry reid last night tried to get order, senate republicans blocked them on the. when does the clock starts be? so, we do want to go to conference but we want to go to conference will never good chance of actually getting something done. the reason we think it's not, i want to get a deal. i want to get an agreement. we don't want a good conversation for the sake of going to conference reprint -- were what could conference when we think we can get and a greener. this is more of a house thing than a senate income if we go to conference and have a monthlong stalemate conference, what ends up happening is people dig in their positions and it makes it that much harder to get an agreement at the end of the day. >> is that your lesson from the supercommittee? >> that is my lesson. know that our motivation is to get to an agreement. the decisions we're making right now are to make, maximize the likelihood of getting an agreement at the end of the day. >> does that mean that you believe that you guys have to pass of a political budget and they did speak what do i want my budget to become the
CSPAN
May 6, 2013 12:00pm EDT
was somewhat true because the senate majority leader harry reid bought directly to the floor rather than sending it through the regular process in this session. however, as i said, senator baucus opposes the bill. montana doesn't have a sales tax. senator widen of oregon, she is strongly opposed to this. he's in the more liberal wing of the senate that he has framed this as forcing businesses to take over government responsibility. again, or again doesn't have a sales tax and he has sought exemption from those states and retailers. the problem on that, senator enzi points out certain states are not forced to comply then by all likelihood, those states will become the center of online retailing because everyone will move there were they don't have to charge a sales tax. >> host: is there an estimate of the revenue that could be raised? >> guest: 23 billion as the number thrown around. that would be sales taxes that are not being paid, as it would go to states, counties, localities, whoever collect sales tax. >> host: is their -- are there still companies that are not charging sales tax on
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